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Industrial Design Professor Mark Havens Captures Classic Shore Motels in Photos: The New York Times

Mark Havens, assistant professor of industrial design, has captured the classic kitschiness of mid-century motels in the Jersey shore towns of the Wildwoods in his photo series “Out of Season,” The New York Times reported July 26.  In 10 years of …

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PhilaU Industrial Design Students Score Space on Target’s Shelves: Philadelphia Inquirer

Four PhilaU industrial design students designed products for Target’s back-to-school line, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported July 28. The products are currently available online and in some 1,800 of the mass retailer’s stores. The students are seniors Nick Friez, Anthony Maladra, Chloe …

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Coach Magee Named One of 2015 Best Philadelphians: Philadelphia Magazine

PhilaU head men’s basketball Coach Herb Magee, who earned his 1,000th career victory this year, was named one of the 2015 “best Philadelphians” in Philadelphia magazine’s August issue.

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Physician Assistant Studies Students Mark Start of Clinical Work: Roxborough Review

PhilaU physician assistant studies students donned their new white medical coats at a July 16 ceremony marking the start of their clinical rotations, The Roxborough Review reported July 21. The 49 students in the class of 2016 were helped into …

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Strategic Design MBA Director Nixon Discusses Future of Work: Inc.

Stragetic Design MBA Director Natalie Nixon discusses the future of work, including the value of design thinking and collaboration, in an Inc. magazine article in which she interviews innovation strategist Heather McGowan, a former PhilaU assistant provost.

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PhilaU Hosts Regional $1 Million Basketball Tournament: Philadelphia Daily News, Comcast SportsNet, Syracuse Post-Standard

The Northeast Regional games in the $1 million Basketball Tournament were played at PhilaU this past weekend, reported The Philadelphia Daily News, Comcast SportsNet, Syracuse Post-Standard and others. The regional winners will advance to the finals in Chicago next weekend.

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PhilaU Hosts Youth Soccer Camp: Philadelphia Tribune

PhilaU and its men’s soccer Coach Ptah Meyers hosted some 100 boys and girls at a youth Mid-Atlantic Elite ID soccer camp this month, The Philadelphia Tribune reported July 8.

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PhilaU Blackstone LaunchPad Helping Student Startup Ventures: Technical.ly Philly

The PhilaU Blackstone LaunchPad is helping students and alumni reach their entrepreneurial dreams, Technical.ly Philly reported June 21.

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Jeff Ashley Cautions on Flame Retardants in Car Seats: Philadelphia Inquirer

Jeff Ashley, professor of chemistry, discussed his research on flame retardants in childrens’ car seats in a June 21 Philadelphia Inquirer article on toxic chemicals in car seats.  Ashley said it’s “upsetting to see that these chemicals have proven to be …

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William Sasso Delivers PhilaU Commencement Address: Legal Intelligencer

William R. Sasso, chairman of Stradley Ronan Stevens & Young law firm, delivered the undergraduate address at Philadelphia University’s May 16 commencement ceremony,  The Legal Intelligencer reported June 18.

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